DJ left trailing behind Harry

PUBLISHED: 09:58 15 November 2007 | UPDATED: 13:01 04 May 2010

Audrey Head, Tom Evans and Harry Love. Photo: GEOFF DURRANT

Audrey Head, Tom Evans and Harry Love. Photo: GEOFF DURRANT

RADIO DJ Tom Evans was left humbled by nine-year-old record-holding Ely swimmer Harry Love on Monday night. The 28-year-old 6ft Q103 presenter took on City of Ely Swimming Club s oldest and youngest record holders – Harry, from Ely, and Audrey Head, 75, f

RADIO DJ Tom Evans was left humbled by nine-year-old record-holding Ely swimmer Harry Love on Monday night.

The 28-year-old 6ft Q103 presenter took on City of Ely Swimming Club's oldest and youngest record holders - Harry, from Ely, and Audrey Head, 75, from Witchford.

The 50-metre breaststroke race at the Paradise Centre saw Harry romp to first place in 48.84sec, with Tom second in 55.89sec and Audrey third in 1min 5.23sec - more than three seconds faster than the regional record she set last month.

Race commentary was broadcast at 8.15am on Tuesday.

Elaine Hill, coach at City of Ely Swimming Club, laid down the challenge.

She said: "I don't think Tom fully realised what he had let himself in for. He probably thought he would win easily, but there really is no substitute for skill and stamina in a swimming event, particularly one as technical as breaststroke."

Swimming club member Alison O'Connor said: "We always knew Harry would give Tom a run for his money but we were really pleased that he won by so much. Tom didn't take defeat gracefully - he claimed that Harry had cheated with a false start and that he should be tested for taking too much Lemsip."

She added: "We're also really pleased for Audrey and will see if we can get her time officially recognised as a new record."

INFO: To find out more about City of Ely Swimming Club, go to www.elyswimmingclub.org

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